— Jacques Cousteau
1. Hold steady - use 2 hands, bend your knees, keep your elbows in close, breathe slowly, relax!
2. Don’t pan back and forth. If you need to pan, do it slowly, and once you find the action, cut and move in for closer shots. Never pan left and right in the same shot - pan, cut, reframe, then shoot again (preferably follow with a static shot)
3. Don’t zoom
4. Short shots - most shots can be 6 seconds or less for statics. Think about how long the previous shot was and next shot will be, learn how to pace your movie.
5. Vary your shots: wide, medium close. Showing all of the same subject will help build a complete story.
— La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin
— Thomas Edison
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
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